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C.A.R.E. aka: Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Operating expenses

We are a strictly no-kill sanctuary for at-risk cats and dogs in the high desert of Los Angeles County. A large part of our income is spent on veterinary and medical costs and these additional funds will be allocated there.

How many pets did this grant help?

Our sanctuary houses 300 animals.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Hope is one of our newest additions and easily one of our most inspiring pups. As you can see, Hope came to us in a pretty desperate state. She is blind due to a serious eye infection, which we are currently treating her for. When we first picked her up from the shelter, we were surprised to see that this beautiful girl was essentially hairless. Our little angel was semi-bald and her skin was red, inflamed, and covered in mites. She had to spend two weeks at the vet to be cleared of the highly contagious sarcoptic mange and to go through a battery of tests to determine that she has Cushing’s disease, a treatable condition.

We are fully dedicated to Hope’s recovery; she has had ultrasounds, full blood panels, and copious amounts of tests. Through all of this poking, prodding, and constant pain, Hope has been a ray of sunshine in our lives. Never once has she bitten or growled; she just wants to be cuddled, petted, and loved. After all that she has been through, she has not been phased by her terrible treatment. She just looks up at you adoringly with her bright, blind eyes. She deserves so much love; a second chance at life that we are working incredibly hard to provide her with.

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